Propaganda Wars in Ukraine – The Obvious Bull
We have posted several articles on false information from both Russia and Ukraine, most of it is clear and obvious if you spend a couple of hours a day sorting through social media accounts like we do, that include people on the ground in Ukraine.
But if you are the average person who has only a few minutes to read the news in the morning, you may not know the necessary detail to recognize propaganda when you see it. I hope you will heed this and be skeptical about the accounts you see in the mainstream media.
Here are some examples:
1. Starting with our own material, most of the neo-Nazi conversation is propaganda. The Russians yell it far and wide, BBC, Time and some of the major networks have done documentaries on these evil Nazis (I’ve watched more than ten now). And yet the claims of Nazi-ism in these works are gratuitous. No evidence is evident. Yes, I know that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, but I’ve ask the people on the chat boards who are screaming about Nazi’s to show me proof. They did their best. Nothing.
2. Along those same lines, I came across this video which seems to show Azov soldiers holding civilians as human shields. The Ukrainian government says these are actually Russian terrorists.
At first, this was convincing, but something bothered me about the video. It was a bit too clean, a bit too revealing.
Then It hit me. It fit the Hollywood formula – innocent good guy revealed as monster. This is the formula for every slasher-movie trailer I’ve ever seen! This does not happen accidentally. Now I see it as clearly and obviously the work of Russians.
3. Now from the other side. In case you are under the impression that the Ukrainians are winning, no they are not. If you think that the Russian military is crumbling and they will stop in their tracks soon, no they will not.
Whether or not the Russian equipment is well maintained is irrelevant, Putin still has sufficient fire power to achieve his objectives.
Our predictions and analysis of the situation have borne out. There are deadlines for Putin, and serious consequences if he fails. But at this point, as best we can tell, Putin is on schedule and his attack is going more or less as planned.
4. If you have time, have a look at this video, it will teach you a lot about how propaganda is done. This is a common technique even in mainstream media in America, take a video write your own narrative for it. And their commentary HAS NO RELATIONSHIP TO THE TRUTH!
Videos are rampant on social media now, no one has the resources to check or verify them, and it is very easy to copy a video or picture, change the titles and commentary, and repost it.
The disturbing part is that journalists are doing this one purpose, callously disregarding everything except promoting their own brand. You should be angry.
A final note: